Khamenei: Iran’s adversarial relations with US won’t change

In his first response to the nuclear deal signed last Tuesday, Iran’s supreme leader said it was not certain that the agreement would be ratified. He added: “Our policy regarding the arrogant US government will not change.” In a televised address to mark Eid al-Fitr, ending the holy month of Ramadan, he stressed “We don’t have any negotiations or deals with the US on different issues in the world or the region. Their actions in the region are 180 degrees different from ours,” he said and praised the annual anti-Israel rally on Al Quds Day and its slogans of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
Khamenei also noted that Iran would not change its policy of “supporting regional allies inimical to Israel and the US …We will not give up our friends in the region – Yemen, the Syrian government and people, Iraq, and oppressed Bahraini people, and also the honest fighters of Lebanon and Palestine.”

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